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Governor Beshear Directs Flags to Half-staff in Honor of Memorial Day

Friday, 05 24, 2013

Kerri Richardson
Terry Sebastian

FRANKFORT, Ky. –Gov. Steve Beshear has directed that flags at all state office buildings be displayed at half-staff until noon on Monday, May 27, 2013 in observance of Memorial Day.

“Memorial Day is a time for Kentuckians and all Americans to honor those military men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice,” said Gov. Beshear.  “On Monday, I urge you to take a moment and give thanks to the service members who sacrificed their lives for our freedoms and also recognize those who are still serving our country both at home and abroad.” 

Gov. Beshear encourages individuals, businesses, organizations and government agencies to join in this tribute.

For information on Memorial Day ceremonies at Kentucky veterans cemeteries and nursing homes, please visit

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